A 27-year-old Arlington man has pleaded not guilty to charges of possessing and posting images of child pornography.
Zachary Monte of Renfrew Street entered the plea Friday, Aug. 29, in Cambridge District Court. He was charged after Arlington police detectives raided the home the evening before the court date.
Assistant Attorney General Nancy Rothstein told WGBH that Monte admitted to possessing child pornography but not abusing any children. She quoted him as saying this is a "new fetish" for him, starting about a year ago.
Officials said State Police received a tip about a social media account that used the images in question. The account was traced to an IP address registered to Monte's home, WGBH reported.
Monte allegedly accessed child porn through his Twitter account and posted images on Tumblr.
Bail was set at $20,000 cash with conditions that he be monitored by GPS, surrender his passport, not leave the state and not have any contact with a child under the age of 18.
Student competition goes international with 140 submissions
UPDATED, Aug. 31: More than 140 films reflecting a wide swath of the world were received for consideration for showing at the fourth annual Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF).
The festival invites you to purchase your festival pass now through Sunday, Aug. 31, at the discounted rate of $45 (offer expires midnight).
Please make your checks payable to: Arlington International Film Festival. The mailing address: 350 Mass Ave., No. 160, Arlington, MA 02474
The AIFF has been chosen to receive the Gold Star Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for its 2013 poster contest, the McClennen Community Arts Award in 2013 from Arlington Center for the Arts in recognition for building community and the 2012 New Chamber Member of the Year award from the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.
On the go? Can't decide what to do? Here's help (or more decisions to make) -- five things to consider doing this weekend, as suggested by Cambridge Day.
Yes, the website, a YourArlington partner, focuses on Cambridge, but its suggested events encompass an area within your reach. See the suggestions here >>
In anticipation of the Massachusetts primary election Tuesday, , Arlington Public News, the news division of Arlington Community Media Inc. (ACMi), extended invitations to every Democrat and Republican candidate on the ballot to come to its studio for candidate profiles and/or debates.Twenty-four of the 33 candidates on the ballot responded, sitting down to answer a series of questions designed to flesh out their views on a range of pertinent issues.
Representative Jay Kaufman's award-winning public-policy forum, Open House, launches its 20th season with special guest Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.
The forum is set for Wednesday, Sept.r 3, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the historic Depot, 13 Depot Square, in Lexington Center.
Walsh was elected mayor last November, succeeding Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in the city's history. Walsh was first elected in 1997 to the state House of Representatives, representing the 13th Suffolk District in Boston.
During his tenure in the House, a news release says Walsh wrote reforms of public-construction law that increased flexibility and accountability, helped pass transit-oriented mixed-use "smart growth district" legislation and was a strong supporter of infrastructure and zoning improvements. During the state fiscal crisis, he was a key broker in compromise legislation giving municipalities more tools to negotiate substantial savings on health insurance benefits while protecting the rights of people to receive the decent pay and benefits they have earned.
UPDATED, Aug. 30: A Providence man has been charged in the alleged kidnapping of a 17-year-old Arlington girl for the purpose of prostitution, The Boston Globe reported on Wednesday, Aug. 27.
A statement from Peter F. Neronha, U.S. attorney for the District of Rhode Island, said Kemont Bowie, 34, allegedly took the girl from Boston’s South Station early Aug. 18 and drove her to a Pawtucket, R.I., home, where she was rescued Monday, Aug. 25, by FBI agents and police.
Bowie faces federal charges of sex trafficking of a child and transportation of a minor, he said, and a preliminary hearing is set for Tuesday, Sept. 2.
The Providence Journal's website reported that Bowie is nicknamed "Daddy" and has a long criminal record in the Ocean State.
UPDATED, Aug. 31: Increasingly, work is not a place to which to commute from home; in fact, you may work at home, or at least nearby.
Amid this changing landscape, work is not a product you make, though it can be, but an idea you try to shape into reality. Further, work may not be a boss dictating to passive followers, but collaboration toward goals around shared values.
Our neighbors in Somerville and Cambridge are adjusting to these changes in the workplace. Why not Arlington?
And so the town planning office held a two-hour forum this summer to take a look at what some call co-working and others makerspaces. About 30 people heard from those involved in altered work life -- one of them from Arlington.
Emily Reichert, executive director of Greentown Labs of Somerville, runs an "incubator" for ideas. "We help entrepreneurs address world's biggest energy and environmental challenges," she said.
Created by four guys from MIT, the start-up -- which Reichert called the largest clean-tech firm in Northeast -- began in Cambridge, moved to South Boston, then 2013 to Somerville, where it has grown to 46 companies with 170 full-time jobs plus 95 contractor interns. (See who's involved here >>)
"Somerville very welcoming," she said, making it possible for her company to take advantage of the city's hot market.
Greentown Labs occupies 33,000 square feet of the former Ames Envelope, a company whose CEO had been Bill Shea, the longtime Arlington luminary who died in 2012.
The transition of the space is emblematic of the times.